Should students who cannot hear be taught in separate schools?

Educators and experts offer their opinions in this discussion on whether students who cannot hear should be educated in specialized schools, where they learn sign language, or be taught in hearing environments. Lance T. Izumi, of the Pacific Research Institute, argues that parents should be given the choice and that vouchers and tax credits would drive the creation of private-school programs for those students. However, Lisa Snell of the Reason Foundation says separate schools are costly and do not result in better outcomes for students who cannot hear.

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